Jats call off quota agitation after talks with Haryana govt

The dharnas were lifted before 5 pm Sunday after the government assured the agitators that their demands will be looked into within the ambit of the law.

By: PTI | Jind | Updated: June 19, 2016 9:34 pm
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The Jat quota agitation in Haryana was Sunday called off after All India Jat Arakshan Sangarsh Samiti held talks with the state government in Delhi.

The decision was taken on Sunday after a marathon meeting held between AIJASS President Yashpal Malik and Haryana Minister Krishan Lal Panwar in Delhi on Saturday.

The dharnas were lifted before 5 pm Sunday after the government assured the agitators that their demands will be looked into within the ambit of the law.

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The Jats have been demanding release of “innocent youths” arrested during the quota stir held earlier in February, adequate compensation and job to next of kin of those who lost their lives in the stir and sincere efforts by the government to get the stay on Jat reservation vacated by Punjab and Haryana High Court.

They have also demanded withdrawal of cases against protesters during the current phase of agitation.

Besides, Malik, AIJASS representatives went to the demonstration sites and informed protesters about the outcome of the meeting and the future course of action.

Malik said a rally will be held at Mayyar village in Hisar district on September 13 and the government’s action on the demands will be examined and the future course of action decided.

In Jind district, the dharna at Khatkar village was lifted by Jats in the presence of Yashpal Malik.

The AIJASS chief criticised several Khap (caste council) leaders, saying they had openly opposed the current agitation.

“We should be cautious of such Khap leaders,” he said, hitting out at some of them whom he dubbed as “government agents.”

Many Khaps had opted out of the stir this time spearheaded by AIJASS, which began from June 5.

Meanwhile, seven activists ended their relay fast.

Malik visited the Rohtak district today after which the protesters called of their dharna.

He also visited the local PWD rest house in Jind in connection with an inquiry in a case of sedition registered against him at the city police station.

On May 27, a sedition case was registered against him and some others for allegedly threatening peace and communal harmony in Haryana by instigating people to launch a fresh quota agitation.

He was quizzed for about three hours by the Jind police in this case and his statement was recorded.

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  1. A
    Jun 19, 2016 at 4:24 pm
    It is a tragic demand to seek reservation based on community, on grounds they are backward etc; ONLY economic criteria should be considered , irrespective of caste, high or low, community in power or poor, to extend help for EDUCATION and SKILLS training, to enable the folks to stand on own legs with confidence and prosper in life ! This type of group based reservation demand will lead to division of society further for sure !
    1. A
      Amit Mitra
      Jun 19, 2016 at 7:36 pm
      Ha ha ha ha.. As if any court of law was going to provide them reservation. Funny how the most prosperous, influential and numerically largest community wants reservation and not merit to be given preference in the state. By the looks of the people now peacefully protesting at the venue, the young Jats had probably not woken up from their drinking nights at the various watering s in Delhi, Chandigarh, Panchkula, Gurgaon and other places.. Look at the picture.. at least 95% people there are white/bald heads...
      1. N
        Jun 20, 2016 at 6:14 am
        whiteheads command respect among them that is why they are there at forefront . You know so much about the demographic profile of visitors of watering s in NCR , are you a pimp there ?
        1. D
          Jun 19, 2016 at 10:42 pm
          Dr Maj U C Panigrahi.lt;br/gt;Now is the time for the Haryana Govt to strictly punish the criminals for the damages caused by the agitators of the last agitation.All victims must be compensated through penalising of hooligans in general.lt;br/gt;Any proposal for future agitations must be made illegal.
          1. L
            Jun 20, 2016 at 4:41 am
            Quota have to be finished for all communities. It have to be for poor families in studies not in job and promotions. The politicians are making us fool like Rajkumar Saini and others.
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